Romantic Relationships

The dynamics that make up a romantic bond go a little further beyond love. In this section, you’ll find information, studies, and theoretical perspectives so you can learn how to build a happier and more meaningful relationship.

Three Myths About Romantic Love

These myths about romantic love are some of humanity’s biggest lies. They stem from people’s tendency to idealize the “perfect couple.” We idealize each other and love is a convenient way to cover up each other’s defects. Love is everywhere.…

Givers and Takers in Relationships

In relationships, there is rarely a perfect balance between giving and receiving. Power dynamics between givers and takers is more common. The taker wins the energy and emotional investment of the giver, who’s convinced that in love there are no…